On Being Young, Black & Creative In Australia... (Video)

by Tambay A. Obenson
August 2, 2013 2:24 PM
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I'm digging this new series from the Afroklectic initiative, which itself is a space created in 2010 by Gillean Opoku, a Ghanaian who was born and raised in Australia, as a platform to promote and celebrate the emerging creative culture within the African-Australian community, as well as communicate to a global audience outside Australia that there are Africans living in Australia.

You can learn more about the collective by visiting its site HERE. And now that I'm aware of them, I'll be subscribing and visiting often.

Included in the initiative's output is a video series that examines issues experienced by young African-Australian creatives living in Sydney, with a sample group speaking for themselves, relating their own individual experiences.

Embedded below is the 4-minute introduction to the series and its cast of African-Australian creatives. If you'd like to watch the rest of the videos, head on over to the Afroklectic Project's Vimeo page HERE:

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  • Kelea | August 10, 2013 12:21 AMReply

    Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I love to hear about the ignored black perspective.

  • AMC | August 2, 2013 2:41 PMReply

    this is cool.... I like them! and you know what i never knew. We hardly hear about aborigines, so this is fresh. Keep pushing forward people.

  • ? | August 3, 2013 1:23 AM

    They are not Australian Aboriginies. They are African Australians. Aboriginies - Indigenous Australians are the original Australian people that have been living on the land for 40,000 years +. These are African Australians who's parents or they themselves have migrated to Australia. They are finding their Australian African identity. African migration is fairly recent to Australia so the community is not big and these creative young people are the first generation of Africans Australians that will be paving the way as far as African culture and community within Australia.

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